Job 11:6
New International Version
and disclose to you the secrets of wisdom, for true wisdom has two sides. Know this: God has even forgotten some of your sin.

New Living Translation
If only he would tell you the secrets of wisdom, for true wisdom is not a simple matter. Listen! God is doubtless punishing you far less than you deserve!

English Standard Version
and that he would tell you the secrets of wisdom! For he is manifold in understanding. Know then that God exacts of you less than your guilt deserves.

Berean Study Bible
and disclose to you the secrets of wisdom, for true wisdom has two sides. Know then that God exacts from you less than your iniquity deserves.

New American Standard Bible
And show you the secrets of wisdom! For sound wisdom has two sides. Know then that God forgets a part of your iniquity.

King James Bible
And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth.

Christian Standard Bible
He would show you the secrets of wisdom, for true wisdom has two sides. Know then that God has chosen to overlook some of your iniquity.

Contemporary English Version
and let you know that wisdom has many different sides. You would then discover that God has punished you less than you deserve.

Good News Translation
He would tell you there are many sides to wisdom; there are things too deep for human knowledge. God is punishing you less than you deserve.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He would show you the secrets of wisdom, for true wisdom has two sides. Know then that God has chosen to overlook some of your sin.

International Standard Version
and disclose his wise secrets? After all, there's so much more to understanding. So be aware that God will exact from you less than your sin deserves."

NET Bible
and reveal to you the secrets of wisdom--for true wisdom has two sides--so that you would know that God has forgiven some of your sins.

New Heart English Bible
that he would show you the secrets of wisdom. For true wisdom has two sides. Know therefore that God exacts of you less than your iniquity deserves.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He would tell you the secrets of wisdom, because [true] wisdom is twice [as great as your wisdom], and you would know that God forgets your sin.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And that He would tell thee the secrets of wisdom, That sound wisdom is manifold! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth.

New American Standard 1977
And show you the secrets of wisdom! For sound wisdom has two sides. Know then that God forgets a part of your iniquity.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and that he would show thee the secrets of wisdom! For thou dost deserve double according to sound wisdom; and thou dost know that God has forgotten thee because of thine iniquity.

King James 2000 Bible
And that he would show you the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacts of you less than your iniquity deserves.

American King James Version
And that he would show you the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacts of you less than your iniquity deserves.

American Standard Version
And that he would show thee the secrets of wisdom! For he is manifold in understanding. Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then shall he declare to thee the power of wisdom; for it shall be double of that which is with thee: and then shalt thou know, that a just recompence of thy sins has come to thee from the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That he might shew thee the secrets of wisdom, and that his law is manifold, and thou mightest understand that he exacteth much less of thee, than thy iniquity deserveth.

Darby Bible Translation
And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, how that they are the double of what is realised; and know that +God passeth by [much] of thine iniquity!

English Revised Version
And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, that iris manifold in effectual working! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth.

Webster's Bible Translation
And that he would show thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thy iniquity deserveth.

World English Bible
that he would show you the secrets of wisdom! For true wisdom has two sides. Know therefore that God exacts of you less than your iniquity deserves.

Young's Literal Translation
And declare to thee secrets of wisdom, For counsel hath foldings. And know thou that God forgetteth for thee, Some of thine iniquity.
Study Bible
Zophar Rebukes Job
5But if only God would speak and open His lips against you, 6and disclose to you the secrets of wisdom, for true wisdom has two sides. Know then that God exacts from you less than your iniquity deserves. 7Can you fathom the deep things of God or discover the limits of the Almighty?…
Cross References
Job 9:4
God is wise in heart and mighty in strength. Who has hardened himself against Him and prospered?

Job 11:5
But if only God would speak and open His lips against you,

Job 12:13
Wisdom and strength belong to God; counsel and understanding are His.

Job 15:5
For your iniquity instructs your mouth, and you choose the language of the crafty.

Job 22:5
Is not your wickedness great? Are not your iniquities endless?

Treasury of Scripture

And that he would show you the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacts of you less than your iniquity deserves.

shew thee

Job 15:8,11
Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself? …

Job 28:28
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Deuteronomy 29:29
The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

God exacteth

Ezra 9:13
And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass, seeing that thou our God hast punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and hast given us such deliverance as this;

Psalm 103:10
He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

Psalm 106:43-46
Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity…







Lexicon
and disclose
וְיַגֶּד־ (wə·yag·geḏ-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5046: To be conspicuous

to you
לְךָ֨ ׀ (lə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

the secrets
תַּֽעֲלֻמ֣וֹת (ta·‘ă·lu·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 8587: A hidden thing, secret

of wisdom,
חָכְמָה֮ (ḥāḵ·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2451: Wisdom

for
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

true wisdom
לְֽת֫וּשִׁיָּ֥ה (lə·ṯū·šî·yāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8454: Support, ability, help, an undertaking, understanding

has two sides.
כִפְלַ֪יִם (ḵip̄·la·yim)
Noun - md
Strong's Hebrew 3718: A duplicate

Know
וְדַ֡ע (wə·ḏa‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

then that
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

God
אֱ֝ל֗וֹהַ (’ĕ·lō·w·ha)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 433: God -- a deity, the Deity

exacts
יַשֶּׁ֥ה (yaš·šeh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5382: To forget, to neglect, to remit, remove

from you
לְךָ֥ (lə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

[less] than your iniquity [deserves].
מֵעֲוֺנֶֽךָ׃ (mê·‘ă·wō·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-m | Noun - common singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5771: Iniquity, guilt, punishment for iniquity
(6) They are double to that which is!--This translation conveys no sense, and is not a translation; see the last Note.

Verse 6. - And that he would show thee the secrets of wisdom! In God are "all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge hid away" (ἀπόκρυφοι Colossians 2:3). Zophar wishes that he would reveal to Job this wisdom, or a portion of it, as, in that case, all his pride and self-confidence would be confounded and fall away. That they are double to that which is! This phrase is very obscure. Some translate, "For he (i.e. God) is twice as wise as thou;" others, "That it (i.e. wisdom) is manifold in effectual working;" others, again, "That they (i.e. the treasures of wisdom) are double (or manifold) in substance." Perhaps this last rendering is to be preferred. The treasures of wisdom that are hid away in God have many depths, secret and unexplored; they "lie, as it were, fold over fold, in unexpected complexities, defying the shallow and unscrutinizing gaze" (Professor Stanley Leathes). If they were revealed to Job, they would astonish, confound, silence, him. Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth. "Be sure," i.e., "that God, so far from inflicting on thee a more severe punishment than thou deservest, in reality excuses much of thy guilt, and punishes thee less than is thy due." This is Zophar's conclusion from his general knowledge of God's dealings with man (comp. Ezra 9:13). 11:1-6 Zophar attacked Job with great vehemence. He represented him as a man that loved to hear himself speak, though he could say nothing to the purpose, and as a man that maintained falsehoods. He desired God would show Job that less punishment was exacted than he deserved. We are ready, with much assurance, to call God to act in our quarrels, and to think that if he would but speak, he would take our part. We ought to leave all disputes to the judgment of God, which we are sure is according to truth; but those are not always right who are most forward to appeal to the Divine judgment.
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